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Congressional Candidate Websites

Resource Type
Dataset : observational data
  • Druckman, James (Northwestern University)
  • Parkin, Michael (Oberlin College)
  • Kifer, Martin (High Point University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
biographical data; congressional candidates; congressional elections (US House); congressional elections (US Senate); Democratic Party (USA); fundraising; Internet; political campaigns; political issues; politicians; Republican Party (USA); United States Congress; United States House of Representatives; United States Senate
  • Abstract

    The Congressional Candidate Websites study uses congressional candidate Web site data from 2002 to 2006 to understand campaign behavior. The content analysis data includes information on major party House and Senate candidates, their districts/states, and aspects of their campaign Web sites including their use of technology and political variables such as endorsements, issue positions, image promotion, and negative commentary.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002 / 2006
    Time period: 2002--2006
  • 2002-08-15 / 2006-11-04
    Collection date: 2002-08-15--2006-11-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States House and Senate Candidates 2002 to 2006. Smallest Geographic Unit: Congressional District
The entire universe of major party Senate candidates; a random sample, stratified by state, for House candidates.
Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (0822782).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34895 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Druckman, James; Parkin, Michael; Kifer, Martin (2013): Congressional Candidate Websites. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.